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As Police Arrest More Seniors, Those With Dementia Face Deadly Consequences
How a Wealthy Cleveland Suburb Profits From Ticketing Black Drivers
Policing the Police: A Week of Racism, Abuse and Misconduct
Between Addiction and Prison, I Left My Boy to Grow Up Without a Dad
With his release date quickly approaching, Ryan M. Moser reflects on the pain he caused his son — and his hopes for healing their relationship.
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In Greater Cleveland, Federal COVID Relief for Criminal Justice Goes Mostly to Pay Police
So far, a fraction of ARPA spending is on long-term violence prevention.
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Mississippi Auditor: Prison Company Must Pay $2 Million for No-Show Workers
A 2020 investigation by The Marshall Project exposed how prison operator MTC billed the state millions for ghost workers.
7 Key Criminal Justice Takeaways From the Midterms
Sheriffs. Prosecutors. Abortion and slavery amendments. Here’s what you should know about this week’s results.
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Prosecutors in These States Can Review Sentences They Deem Extreme. Few Do.
Five states now allow prosecutors to seek shorter sentences in old cases. Louisiana shows why many DAs haven’t.
Ahead of Midterms, Most Americans Say Crime is Up. What Does the Data Say?
More people than ever believe crime is up in their area, polls show. But public perception doesn’t always match reality.
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Cecilia ‘Cissy’ Marshall, keeper of Thurgood Marshall’s legacy, dies at 94
Exclusive: Under oath, Little Rock narcotics officers say they destroyed evidence, routinely violated the Fourth Amendment
At least 7 dead, including suspect, in shooting at a Walmart in Virginia, police say
Crowded and Deadly, U.S. Jails Are in Crisis
John Gacy prosecutor William J. Kunkle Jr. dead at 81, secured death penalty for serial killer
Appointing a New Special Counsel Was the Right Call
Daughter of Missouri death row inmate sues to witness his execution
Lindsey Graham testifies before Georgia grand jury in election probe
With Oakland DA Win, Reformers Rebuild Strength in the Bay Area
Federal Judges Keep Sending Defendants To Prison Even As Agency Challenges Abound
Alabama woman jailed for using drugs during pregnancy wasn’t pregnant, lawsuit says
Pulling from extremist playbook, Oregon sheriffs refuse to enforce gun laws
Sandy Hook families sued Alex Jones. Then he started moving money around.
Texas should not execute a man who ate his own eye
Manhattan Prosecutors Again Consider a Path Toward Charging Trump
The Judge and the Case That Came Back to Haunt Him
The Wyoming Honor Farm: Where prisoners learn to train wild horses
How J. Edgar Hoover Took Down the KKK
'Officer shuffle': Some ousted cops find jobs at new departments in Mass.
A Century Later, Historians Revisit a Texas Massacre
Worries abound for criminal justice under a Republican state Supreme Court
Florida’s Voter Fraud Arrests Are Scaring Away Formerly Incarcerated Voters
DeSantis made a spectacle of arresting voters with felony convictions. Now, some eligible voters are opting out of midterms even beyond Florida.
Why So Many Jails Are in a ‘State of Complete Meltdown’
Overcrowding, violence and abuse proliferate at jails across the country, as staffing problems make long-simmering problems worse.
When It Comes to Voting in Jail, the Devil Is in the Details
Most people in New York City jails are eligible to vote. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy for them to register or cast their absentee ballots. That’s where volunteers come in.
Would a Death Sentence Help The Parkland Families Heal?
Outrage around the school shooter’s sentence reveals tensions between what some victims’ families want and the justice system’s limits.